No I just get Invoiced for seperate bits of work and renewals. I've also just found this clause on their terms and conditions which states:-
19. Renewal of Hosting is due on a yearly basis. The date of renewal will be annually from the date the website was ordered by the Client. The Hosting will not be renewed if Discover Websites cannot contact the Client or the Client requests for Discover Websites to not host this site.
There are also these clauses:-
20. The Hosting renewal charge must be received within 10 days of the Hosting expiry date.
Discover Websites reserve the right to deactivate any website where the Hosting has expired and the Client has not paid the renewal charge. There will be an admin fee set by Discover Websites for reactivating the website/Hosting.
Discover Websites may provide an agrred period of free hosting providing the client pays their deposit payment within 7 days. If the deposit payment is not received within 7 days then Discover Websites reserve the right to charge the relevant fee for this period of hosting of the clients website.
If a period of free hosting is provided and the Client wishes to move hosting provider or cease hosting with Discover Websites within 3 years of the website live date the annual fee for hosting will become due.24.
Discover Websites charges hosting annually in advance to provide the most cost effective service. Our monthly hosting service can be used but is calculated at twice the rate of the annual cost, eg £72 annual hosting would cost £12 per month equating to £144 per year. Part months are charged as 1 month eg hosting commencing 10 January and moving on 25 March would be 3 months.
Yes it put my mind at rest so I could relax over the weekend, and as it turned out they were'nt trying to swindle me. They just accepted my response and agreed to shut down the website I no longer needed.
I just preferred to get my retaliation ready in advance so I could feel safe.
Many thanks for being there when I needed you!